Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Marlins' doc: Ace needs Tommy John

MIAMI MARLINS ace Jose Fernandez has a significant tear in his right elbow and the team doctor is recommending that he have Tommy John surgery.

Team president Michael Hill made the announcement in the Dodger Stadium press box during last night's game against Los Angeles.

Fernandez, 21, was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year was examined yesterday by Marlins team physician Lee Kaplan in Florida.

The Marlins said Fernandez is visiting with his family to talk about his options.

The rehabilitation period for Tommy John surgery can be 12 to 18 months. Several prominent pitchers have already had the elbow ligament transplant procedure this year.

Fernandez is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts. Righthander Anthony DeSclafani will be promoted from the minors and start tonight in his major league debut.

 

Noteworthy

* Yankees rightfielder Carlos Beltran has a bone spur in his right elbow that could require surgery if a pain-relief shot does not ease the symptoms. Beltran was given an injection Monday night, shortly after he felt a sharp pain while taking swings in a batting cage during the Yankees' 9-7 loss to the Mets. The eight-time All-Star had an MRI during the game which revealed an old bone spur.

* Houston reliever Jose Cisnero will have Tommy John surgery, ending his season. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the righthander will have the operation to replace his injured elbow ligament next week in Houston. Cisnero has been on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7, with discomfort in his right elbow. The 25-year-old Cisnero has a 9.64 ERA in five appearances this season. He appeared in 28 games for Houston last year and went 2-2 with a 4.12 ERA.

* St. Louis recalled lefthander Sam Freeman and righthander Jorge Rondon from Triple A Memphis. The Cardinals optioned reliever Eric Fornataro to Memphis and placed starter Tyler Lyons on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

* Milwaukee placed third baseman Aramis Ramirez the disabled list strained left hamstring.

* The Mets called up pitching prospect Jacob deGrom, who will work out of the bullpen even though he was 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA as a starter in Triple A.

* San Diego activated outfielder Carlos Quentin (bruised knee) from the disabled list, called up reliever Kevin Quackenbush and optioned utility player Kyle Blanks to Triple A. Reliever Dale Thayer went on paternity leave.

* Kansas City placed second baseman Omar Infante on the disabled list with a disc irritation in his lower back and called up infielder Pedro Ciriaco.

 

In NL games last night

* At Cincinnati, Chase Headley homered in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, the first hit the hard-throwing lefty allowed since his return from being hit in the head by a line drive, and the San Diego Padres beat the Reds, 2-1.

* At Milwaukee, Jonathan Lucroy hit a bases-loaded, two-run single, and the battered Brewers withstood the early exits of star outfielders Carlos Gomez (lower-back tightness) and Ryan Braun to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-2. Braun was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day following an oblique injury. There was no immediate word on why he left after the sixth inning.

 

In AL games

* At Baltimore, Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, down to their last strike, rallied past the Orioles, 4-1.

* At Minneapolis, Chris Parmalee's two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox.

* At Toronto, R.A. Dickey (4-3) won for the third time in four starts, Juan Francisco homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. Blue Jays leftfielder Melky Cabrera threw out Carlos Santana at the plate to end the eighth inning, preserving Toronto's one-run lead.

* At Houston, Dallas Keuchel (4-2) pitched a seven-hitter for his first major league shutout, leading the Astros past the Texas Rangers, 8-0.

* At Phoenix, Bronson Arroyo (4-2) pitched a seven-hitter and Paul Goldschmidt's two-run double in the fifth inning broke a tie to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 win over Washington.

 

In interleague games

* At New York, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a three-run homer, and the New York Mets roughed up fill-in starter Vidal Nuno to beat the Yankees, 12-7, for a two-game sweep in the Bronx.

* At Kansas City, James Shields (5-3) cooled down hot-hitting Colorado over seven sharp innings, Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez both homered and the Royals beat the Rockies, 5-1.

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